The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Be Thankful

        Later today I'm enjoying a meal prepared by my mother-in-law. I'm thankful I don't have to cook.

     I'm also thankful I have a healthy, happy son. He's home for a few days, and I've gotten to make some big batches of food to fill his bottomless gullet.

     I'm thankful I have a supportive husband who tells me my stories are good ones if they appear towards the beginning of an anthology.

     I'm thankful for my daughter, her fiancee and my granddaughter, Riley. They're healthy and happy and caring. They're celebrating with Riley's grandmother (I'm "Grammy"), another person I adore.



     I have work friends I rely on every day. I have blogging friends whose posts I look forward to reading every day. I have writing colleagues who help me immeasurably. A lot of "riches" surround me...

     No matter what we don't have that we would like, we're far better off than a lot of struggling people. And when we compare our lives to the lives of people in some other countries...well, we have quite a cushy life.

     So if you have some family or friends around you today, celebrate. Tell each other what you're thankful for. And enjoy...

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    1. Shay--I hope your holiday was enjoyable.

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  2. You are so right that even when we feel we are on the short end of the stick, we are still better off than many. I try to be thankful for things in my life, to see that proverbial glass as half full. I hope your day has been good and the coming holidays will be equally so.

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    1. Claudia--Seeing your glass as half-full is always a good idea.

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  3. Some might think, due to the internet identity I have cultivated, that I see the glass as half empty. I assure you that I am always aware of how fortunate I am to have a glass. Our family members each stated something they were thankful for before we sat down to our feast.

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    1. Val--You only complain to entertain your followers. Which you do marvelously...

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  4. Appreciation...what the world needs now and everyday. Thanks for your friendship.

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    1. Linda--You are so right. We need to express our appreciation on a regular basis. (And thank YOU.)

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  5. You have a great list! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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    1. Pat--I'm sure you had a wonderful holiday. Your list had lots of items that made me think.

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  6. Thankful, appreciative, grateful! You are so right.

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    1. Marcia--I hope your holiday was a good one.

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  7. The attitude of gratitude will serve us all well! Thank you!

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  8. Hope your day was every bit as awesome as it promised to be. I'm thankful for you. You always make me smile.

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  9. We truly are blessed, aren't we?

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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